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A conceptual model for work-related neck and upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders.
This paper presents a conceptual model for the pathogenesis of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The model contains sets of cascading exposure, dose, capacity, and response variables, such thatExpand
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Low back pain in relation to lumbar disc degeneration.
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. OBJECTIVES To study the relation of low back pain (LBP) to disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. BACKGROUND DATA ControversyExpand
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The association between obesity and low back pain: a meta-analysis.
This meta-analysis assessed the association between overweight/obesity and low back pain. The authors systematically searched the Medline (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland) and EmbaseExpand
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Work related and individual predictors for incident neck pain among office employees working with video display units
Aims: To investigate work related and individual factors as predictors for incident neck pain among office employees working with video display units (VDUs). Methods: Employees in threeExpand
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Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants
BACKGROUND Underweight and severe and morbid obesity are associated with highly elevated risks of adverse health outcomes. We estimated trends in mean body-mass index (BMI), which characterises itsExpand
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Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants
Summary Background Raised blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and chronic kidney disease. We estimated worldwide trends in mean systolic and mean diastolic bloodExpand
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A prospective study of work related factors and physical exercise as predictors of shoulder pain
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of work related and individual factors as well as physical activity and sports on the incidence and persistence of shoulder pain among forestry workers. METHODSExpand
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Prevalence and determinants of lateral and medial epicondylitis: a population study.
Epicondylitis is a common disorder of the arm, yet the role of individual- and work-related factors has not been addressed in a population study. The aims of this study were to estimate theExpand
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Individual Factors, Occupational Loading, and Physical Exercise as Predictors of Sciatic Pain
Study Design. In this prospective study, a cohort of 2077 workers free of sciatic pain and another cohort of 327 workers with severe sciatic pain were followed up for 1 year. Objective. To evaluateExpand
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The association between smoking and low back pain: a meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between smoking and low back pain with meta-analysis. METHODS We conducted a systematic search of the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases until February 2009.Expand
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